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> This comes down to the suggestion " that what is within the brain IS reality",
> and therefor one theory suggests " that we use our memories to see as
> much as our eyes. Our brain makes it so that we guess much of what we
> seeing based on experience rather than reproccing everything each time."
> Another way is to appeal for Solipsism.
> See List- Archives KVO " Solipsistic View on Memetics ".
> And the problems starts when our perception invents/ ignores/ rebuilts and
> distorts events which we all take illusionary for granted !!
Almost every time I look for [keys, bit of paper, wallet, pen, etc.] I
come across this - I look at the table, I see the table. I force myself
to look properly, I find the thing. This is probably more like forcing
your web browser to refresh a page you know has changed, so you aren't
presented with the old cached version. The real problem comes when these
internal representations (which I agree is pretty much all we see of the
world) are used for prediction without being 'refreshed'.
Weaving threads again (logic/religion), an old explanation I heard is
that stuff like that (dissapearance of the thing you just put down a
minute ago) is due to ghosts/angels playing around...
Btw thanks for the second good link.
Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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